WELCOME TO MY DANISH LOG CABIN
ON WASHINGTON ISLAND


A UNIQUE AND HISTORIC RENTAL COTTAGE
TO MAKE YOUR WISCONSIN VACATION MEMORABLE


west view from island


IF ONCE YOU HAVE SLEPT ON AN ISLAND

©Rachel Field, 1926, from TAXIS AND TOADSTOOLS

If once you have slept on an island
You'll never be quite the same;
You may look as you looked the day before
And go by the same old name,

You may bustle about in street and shop;
You may sit at home and sew,
But you'll see blue water and wheeling gulls
Wherever your feet may go.

You may chat with the neighbors of this and that
And close to your fire keep,
But you'll hear ship whistle and lighthouse bell
And tides beat through your sleep.

Oh, you won't know why, and you can't say how
Such change upon you came,
But -- once you have slept on an island
You'll never be quite the same.


ENJOY GLORIOUS SUNSETS ON THE BEAUTIFUL
WEST SHORE OF WASHINGTON ISLAND!

FEATURES OF THE CABIN


This Danish Log Cabin is a recently updated 1930's cottage on Washington Island. Jens Jacobsen built this Danish vertical log cottage, and 8 others, on the Northwest corner of the island in the 1920s - 1930s. They were used as rentals, primarily for hunters and fishermen. Some of the cottages have been moved to other locations, some are indistinguishable from newly built homes due to extensive remodeling, some have been lost to the elements and to fire, and one has been turned into a museum. But KCs cottage still shows its original "bones". It was built to be sold to a fisherman (KC - coincidentally, my initials) who never paid his bill, and Jens then turned it into a rental. In the early 70s, a large addition was built on to the west side but was unfinished. In 2014, the room was finally completed, and updates and repairs were also made to the original cabin. A large deck and stairway to the beach were completed a few years earlier. The only inland lake on the island, Little Lake, lies just across the road, along with the Jacobsen Museum, which is open seasonally and houses many of Jens Jacobsen's collections. Native American treasures, fossils, ships' models and intricate wooden fretwork are on display in the museum. A short distance North of the cottage, you will find a hiking trail in land purchased recently by the Door County Land Trust..

Amenities of the cabin include a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, WiFI, and a gorgeous water view with what I believe are the best sunsets on the island. Large windows and deck face the shore side of the cottage. There are stairs down to the deep water stone beach. Swim or relax on a private 150 foot wide beach. The beach is flat bedrock, which depending on winter wave action, may be covered in cobbles, or at some times of year, may be completely covered with water. A telephone is available for emergencies (a calling card is needed for long distance calls). The Danish Log Cabin can sleep 4 people in 3 sleeping areas (1 queen and 2 twin beds); it has a small bathroom with a shower. The cabin is available only during Spring, Summer and Fall. Towels and bed linens are not supplied, since we have no laundry facility.

ABOUT THE DANISH LOG CABIN:

Jens Jacobsen, who emigrated from Denmark, built the cottage in the early 1930's. He retained ownership of it as a rental, until it was sold to the Schultz family some time in the 1960s. The Schultz family owned the property until 2000, when I purchased it. Every effort has been made over the years to maintain and update the comfort of the cottage without sacrificing the charm of the original dwelling.

If you've never slept on an island, come stay on Washington Island . . .

ABOUT WASHINGTON ISLAND:

Washington Island, Wisconsin, lies approximately 6 miles off the northern tip of Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula. You'll arrive at the island via the Washington Island Car Ferry Line, which crosses Lake Michigan's Port des Morts (Death's Door) many times each day. Don't let the fearsome name, Death's Door, concern you - modern navigation and deluxe car ferries have made the 35 minute crossing an enjoyable and safe experience.

RENTAL DATES

Weather permitting, the cabin is available by the week from mid-June to mid-September, and on a daily basis (minimum 4 nights) in late Spring and Autumn, or if the cottage is available on a last minute basis. PLEASE USE THE CALENDAR LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT AVAILABILITY!

SEE PHOTOS IN A SLIDESHOW

CALENDAR (dates marked in black are not available)

YOUR DRIVE UP THE DOOR COUNTY PENINSULA and
WHAT TO DO ON THE ISLAND



contact

TO RESERVE THE RENTAL CABIN FOR YOUR VACATION,
OR FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COTTAGE, ITS LOCATION, OR RATES, EMAIL
washisland@frontier.com
OR CALL 920-746-7812
Please call before 8 PM Central Time



Sorry, but this cottage is for non-smoking adults; any children must be over 18.
Even though I love pets and have dogs, pets are not permitted.

Summer rentals are weekly, Saturday check-in after 3:30 PM through the following Saturday check-out before 9:30 AM.
Exceptions may be made for 4 night stays, if no other renters have been booked.

Be aware that when staying on an island, life might be a bit different than on the mainland. I don't provide sheets and towels, and you must remove your recyclables and trash when you leave. Water conservation is one of my priorities, and I ask guests to respect this.





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MacThis page last updated: 14 July 2017